August & Roehel (1948)
Surnames: STABNOW WARD ROHLOFF SEVERSON LINDGREN
----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wis.) 07/12/1948
Stabnow, August & Roehel (11 JUL 1948)
Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.) - Mr. and Mrs. August F. Stabnow of Greenwood observed their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, July 11, 1948, with a renewal of their marriage vows, followed by an open house.
The celebration began in the morning with services at the Grace Methodist Church, At noon a potluck dinner was served to relatives and friends in the church basement. The tables were decorated with streamers of gold paper and with candles.
An open house was held at the Stabnow home from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Ice cream and cake were served to more than 100 relatives and friends. The honored couple received many gifts, a purse of money and numerous congratulatory messages.
During the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Stabnow renewed their wedding vows in a lawn ceremony. The Rev. William H. Summers, American S.S. Union missionary, was the pastor and Fred R. Lepper of Joliet gave a gospel message and lead in a gospel song service. William Talbott of Chicago, Ill., gave his testimony.
The Stabnows were married at Cooperstown, N.D., July 11, 1898, by the Rev. O.D. Purington, pastor of the Baptist Church. They lived their until November of that year, when they moved to a farm six mile northeast of here. In November 1944, they moved to Greenwood where they have since resided.
Mr. Stabnow, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Siegfried D. Stabnow, was born Aug. 28, 1868, in North Freedom. Mrs. Stabnow, the former Roehel G. Ward, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ward, was born near Omaha, Nebr., on Nov. 15, 1882.
Of the five children born to the couple, Ethel died in 1911 and Mrs. William (Bessie) Rohloff died in 1932. The other three, Leroy E. Stabnow of Mellen, Mrs. Vern (Luella) Severson of Greenwood, and Mrs. Vaner (Anna) Lindgren of Owen, were all present for the event.
The Stabnows also have 19 living grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, most of whom were present for the occasion.
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